October 9, 2012 |
Now that that the temperatures aren't so gnarly at the beach, you might want to head to Ventura on Saturday for the first Ventura Oysterfest to celebrate our favorite mollusks. According to the news release, the idea is to “show off the best of what's local: exceptional cuisine, great music, crated beers and outstanding local wines.” To provide the oysters, the organizers have called on oyster farms up and down the California coast. Those attending include the Jolly Oyster , Drakes Bay Oyster Co. , Tomales Bay Oyster Co. , Pickleweed Point Oyster Co . and Carlsbad Aquafarm . Plying the crowd with noshes will be Ventura County restaurants the Sidecar , Osteria Monte Grappa , Twenty88 Food & Drink , Ventura Meat Co. and more.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 1999
If indeed our process for numbering years derives from a particular religion's specific event, then, considering the notional separation of church and state, if cities shouldn't erect nativity scenes at Christmas, how can they spend money on Y2K celebrations? JOHN R. HARRIS Huntington Beach Calendar observance days keep changing with the times and with the whim or agenda of those who print the daily life guides for Americans. The commercial, widely available scheduling calendars now list as many as 23 foreign holidays in addition to our own patriotic days, fun days and a growing number of religious observances.
December 24, 2012 |
For those of you disappointed that the world didn't end last week, there's more bad news: The world probably won't be ending in 2040, either - not from a certain giant asteroid, anyway. Astronomers using the Gemini North telescope in Hawaii have found that the asteroid 2011 AG5 is no longer a major threat - it won't be hitting Earth in February 2040, as had been earlier feared. That's good to know, given that an asteroid that large - roughly 150 yards across - would have hit the Earth with several thousand times the combined energy of the two atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki that ended World War II. 2011 AG5 was earlier thought to have a 1-in-500 chance of hitting Earth - alarmingly high, by planetary science standards.
April 28, 2009 |
A male model wearing a kilt of black vinyl strips, a red belt with a gold buckle and little else is flexing his muscles amid fake oil derricks and Roman columns in a photo studio. All chiseled pectorals and tanned thighs, he is playing Captain Moroni, a battlefield hero in the Book of Mormon who rallied troops with the Title of Liberty banner. Chad Hardy, who is running the photo shoot, adjusts the model's kilt. Captain Moroni lifts his chin, grips a sword and hoists the banner.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 25, 2006
Today Hike: A 3- to 4-mile walk through the Donna O'Neill Land Conservancy. 9 a.m.-noon. Adults, $10; children, $5. 28672 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano. (949) 489-9778. Cleanup: Save Our Beach, in conjunction with Surfrider/Seal Beach, holds a beach cleanup. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 1st Street beach parking lot, 1st Street and Ocean Avenue, Seal Beach. www.saveourbeach.org Sunday Holiday fair: The annual Swedish Christmas Fair features handicrafts, food and Swedish Christmas carols. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.